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Whooping cough epidemic hits California

Original post made on Jun 30, 2010

State and local health officials are calling the recent rise in cases of whooping cough an epidemic, and encouraging people to get vaccinations and booster shots. Reported cases of pertussis, commonly known as "whooping cough," have more than quadrupled in California since last year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 12:13 PM

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Posted by Observer
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Right on the heels of illegal immigration.

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Posted by David
a resident of another community
on Jun 30, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Dear Observer: can you provide ANY proof or even something less than proof that there is a link between immigration and whooping cough? Let alone the fact that "illegal immigration" as far as I know has not increased during the past year. The real cause of this situation is decrease in immunizations.

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Posted by Really?
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 30, 2010 at 5:22 pm

To Observer: and the fact that you are obviously [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language] should also be attributed to illegal immigration? I'm sure you'll find a connection there as well.

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